October 10, 2015
Many activists have been calling for free university tuition, arguing that this would ensure greater access to higher education. While this proposal may seem persuasive, it would entail negative consequences in terms of educational quality. This short documentary shows how France, by relying on freedom of choice and competition, succeeded in establishing a network of top quality institutes of higher learning called Grandes Écoles, and how this system could inspire the province of Quebec.
Links of interest
Les Grandes Écoles, une source d'inspiration pour le Québec? (Huffington Post France, September 2, 2015)
Les mythes entourant la gratuité universitaire et la concurrence des Grandes Écoles (Huffington Post France, September 11, 2015)
Les effets pervers de la gratuité universitaire (Huffington Post France, September 15, 2015)
Et si le Québec s'inspirait de la France pour un système universitaire plus performant (Huffington Post France, September 22, 2015)
Des idées pour un système universitaire plus performant (Huffington Post Québec, October 19, 2015)